Sunday, May 30, 2021, 9:24 a.m.
By Ciaran Halpin
The government has been warned of the risks of a possible fourth wave of Covid-19.
This is due to the combination of international travel and indoor dining resuming in July – and unvaccinated younger people socializing more.
Public health officials advocated reopening the country, warned ahead of the risks associated with eating and drinking indoors.
The paper reports that ministers were told on Friday that the government is free to mitigate these risks by resuming riskier activities in the July will be delayed so that a larger part of the population can be vaccinated.
A separate briefing to cabinet ministers earlier this week also warns of possible delays of 10 hours at Dublin Airport this summer.
According to the Sunday Independently, this could mean that the arrival hall of Terminal 1 is secured – and passengers have to wait in planes.
The government became an ana analysis showed how the daily arrivals of 14,000 people at Dublin Airport in August would result in significant delays in T1, even if that number was a fraction of the pre-pandemic arrivals this month.
A data analyst employed by the DAA has explains that the queues make operations cluttered and the arrivals hall is secured.
Eoghan Corry, editor of Air & Travel magazine, says the need for social distancing will likely lead to long queues: